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CALVIN G. KLOPFENSTEIN, 90, died Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, at The Cedars in Leo, Ind. Born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Grabill, Ind., he was a son of the late Ralph and Edith (Snyder) Klopfen -stein. He married Marilyn G. Ringenberg on July 10, 1954 at Grabill Missionary Church. Cal owned and operated C.G. Klopfenstein Builders, Inc. He was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran, a lifelong member of Grabill Missionary Church, sang with the Senior Saints and enjoyed traveling with his wife. They were able to travel to all 50 states and 14 countries together. Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Klopfenstein of Leo, Ind.; sons, Ron (Lorene) Klopfenstein of Colorado, Reg (Kay) Klopfenstein of Osceola, Ind., Rod Klopfenstein of Leo, Ind.; grandchildren, Kirsten Matt) Weber of Colorado, Reid (Maria) Klopfenstein of Colorado, Matthew (Amanda Heinsman) Klopfenstein of Illinois, Joshua (Nancy Murphy) Klopfenstein of Texas; great-grandchildren, Ella Weber, Cole Weber and Ava Klopfenstein; sister, Beverly (Richard) Schantz of Leo, Ind. He was also preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Foster and Willodean Klopfenstein. Private family graveside service will be held due to Covid-19. Memorials to Grabill Missionary Church (Missions Fund), 13637 State Street, Grabill (IN 46741). Arrangements by Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, Ind. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sep. 16, 2020.
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September 22, 2020
Cal was a great customer of ours. We have enjoyed servicing his and Rod's HVAC's. Our sympathy to the family.
September 18, 2020
Cal built two homes for us, we have been in our current home for over 32 years. He was honest and well respected. His homes were top of the line, quality built. Loved working with him and his crew. With our deepest sympathy to Marilyn and family. Richard and Carol Thonert
Carol Thonert
September 17, 2020
Calvin was one of the pillars in our church and community, a friend of my parents and a great example of Jesus. Sorry he is gone.
Brent Clifton
September 16, 2020
Cal built our home near Leo over 30 years ago and getting to know him was a pleasure. We found him to be a very honest, hard working, and honorable man. We love the home and still live there. I liked and respected Cal so much that when he and Marilyn had their anniversary Awhile back, i wrote a letter to him at The Cedars, telling him what a great job he did, and how much we enjoyed the home. He was so pleased, he called me and we had a nice chat. Heaven is being joined by a very good citizen.
William Cook
September 16, 2020
I served for many years with Cal on the Board of Directors of Lifeline Youth and Family Services. I have fond memories of our working together to minister to youth and families. At one period of time, Cal would be the chief
September 16, 2020
Marilyn , we send our sincerest condolences in the passing of Cal. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you both, and will continue to pray for you! I know the last year has been less than ideal for two people who have been by each others side for your entire lives. Sincerest sympathies to your entire family, as well.....we love you!
Diane and Delagrange
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